855 degrees conferred at 10th Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) convocation
Karachi: The Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) held its10th convocation where approximately 855 degrees were conferred and a total of 154 gold medals were awarded to the passing out students the other day.
The event was attended by prominent personalities of the ruling political party of the province including Bhaktawar Bhutto Zardari and Dr Azra Fazal Pechoho, sister of former president Asif Ali Zardari.
Speaking on the occasion, Chancellor SZABIST Pechoho reminded the graduates of their potential future growth and her expectation to carry forward the legacy of Benazir Bhutto of becoming a beacon of hope for the rest of society. “I urge you to maintain your confidence, believe in your capabilities, apply what you have learnt, and you will achieve lifelong rewards not only for yourself but also for your country,” she said.
President SZABIST Dr Saqib Rizivi said: “Our students have always made us proud by winning awards in various national and international competitions. Some recent examples are of Eeshah Khalid, student of the LLB programme, who secured first class award amongst top 10 candidates of the Undergraduate Law Programme.”
He also lauded the students who won inter-university Best Business Idea Award in Lahore.
Wishing luck to the young graduates, he said: “With the track record of our students and alumni, I’m confident that the graduates of 2013 will maintain this tradition. But life has truly begun for you. You should all value the education that you have received as very few in this country have access to high quality higher education”.
SZABIST ranks as one of the top educational institutes in Pakistan by the HEC and various accreditation bodies including National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) and Chartered Inspection and Evaluating Committee (CIEC).
“This is a proud moment for me,” said Raza Minhas, a young graduate who has majored in marketing.
“It feels good to finally hold a degree in my hand,” said Ali Haider, who completed his BBA.
The event was attended by more than 3,000 people including graduates, their parents, corporate delegates, faculty and staff of SZABIST.